Nigerians praise Chukwueze for dumping Bayern out of Champions League

Samuel Chukwueze

Adulations have been pouring in for Villareal winger Samuel Chukwueze following his 88th-minute strike at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night, giving the Spaniards a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich that took them through 2-1 on aggregate.

Robert Lewandowski had put Bayern ahead on the night to level the tie on aggregate after Villarreal’s 1-0 first-leg win, and extra time loomed until Chukwueze struck.

The result means Bayern Munich exit the Champions League in the quarter-finals for the second year running.

Villarreal are into the semi-finals for the first time since 2006 and will play either Liverpool or Benfica in the last four. The English side take a 3-1 lead into Wednesday’s second leg at Anfield.

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